All species have an environmental niche, and despite technological advances, humans are unlikely to be an exception. Here, we demonstrate that for millennia, human populations have...
ATF-PLANT ETP Policy Brief
The Farm-to-Fork strategy opens the way towards a rejuvenated agriculture that stays within planetary boundaries. The goal is to arrive at a climate change-mitigating, circular, resource efficient agri-food system with closed nutrient cycles, healthy soils and ecosystems, restored biodiversity and an attractive landscape.
The “Animal Task Force” (ATF) and the “Plants for the Future” European Technology Platform (Plant ETP) recognise the urgency to transition towards sustainable agricultural practices and published, in September 2019, R&I opportunities for the crop-livestock value chain (see Joint Position Paper).
The R&I proposals aim at improving agricultural sustainability from an environmental, social and economic angle by developing synergies between livestock and crop production.
Food production on our planet is dominantly based on agricultural practices developed during stable Holocene climatic conditions. Although it is widely accepted that climate change...
Soil loss due to crop harvesting in the European Union. The regional estimates of total Soil Loss by Crop Harvesting (SLCH) are presented at country and regional level.